Resume

Brian Chojnacki

9734 Tapestry Park Circle
APT #153
Jacksonville, Florida 32246
United States
716-381-3853, BroadcastingBrian@gmail.com


EXPERIENCE

SPORTS ANCHOR/REPORTER JACKSONVILLE, FL

August 2016- Present

First Coast News (ABC/NBC)

  • Anchor sports in various newscasts and producing daily segments and features on air plus on digital.
  • Extensive live shot experience from professional to local sports and news.
  • Shoot, edit, produce and anchor, usually all in the same day.
  • Built and establish a large following on social media, which includes personal and station accounts.
  • Responds to breaking sporting events and other urgent newsroom situations as required.
  • Work cooperatively as a team member under extremely tight daily deadlines. Create, report and produce sports specials and packages, based on either breaking news or on pre-planned stories.
  • Large community involvement, making a reasonable amount of appearances tied into the viewer community.
  • Works a varied schedule including nights, weekends and holidays depending on sports coverage.

SPORTS ANCHOR/REPORTER/PRODUCER AUGUSTA, GA

July 2015-August 2016

WRDW-TV

  • Anchor, produce and edit sportscasts
  • Cover University of Georgia, South Carolina, and Clemson
  • Co-host "Operation Football Live" fast-paced highlight show on Friday nights
  • Update and manage personal and station social media pages
  • Create and post content to the station website

SPORTS ANCHOR/REPORTER/HOST/PRODUCER BOWLING GREEN, KY June 2014-July 2015 WBKO-TV

  • Anchor, and produce weekend sportscasts. Shoot, report, and edit all work.
  • Generate story ideas, develop and produce packages for weekday sportscasts.
  • Write and publish stories for the web, and post to personal and station social media pages.
  • Host, and produced a weekly 30-minute sports show, co-host a weekly Friday night football and basketball show.

SPORTS ANCHOR/REPORTER/PLAY BY PLAY/HOST OSWEGO, NY August 2012-May 2014 WTOP-10

  • Sports Anchor/Reporter for WTOP news at 10.
  • Served as an analyst on two shows, the "Fantasy Factor" and "Empire Sports".
  • Served as play by play, color commentator, host, sports analyst, and camera operator for WTOP live sports.

SPORTS BROADCASTER OSWEGO, NY

August 2012-May 2014

WNYO 88.9FM

  • Organized and wrote the rundown for the "Fantasy Factor".
  • Produced in-depth analysis from professional to college sports live on air.

NEWS INTERN BUFFALO, NY

Summer 2013

WKBW-TV

  • Responsibilities included interviewing people for news stories, learning the editing software, cutting B-roll, logging feeds, accompanying crews out in the field, and developing story ideas.

SPORTS OFFICIAL OSWEGO, NY

August 2012-May 2013

SUNY Oswego Campus Recreation

  • Enforced all facilities and intramural policies, rules, and regulations.

EDUCATION

SUNY OSWEGO, OSWEGO, NY

B.A. Broadcasting and Mass Communications, Graduated May 2014

Health Science Minor

ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, ORCHARD PARK, NY

Associates Degree in Communication Media Arts Graduated August 2012,

AWARDS

  • 2015 Georgia Broadcasters Best Storytelling Feature Piece
  • 2016 Best Local Sports Media Augusta Magazine

REFERENCES UPON REQUEST